Days Gone By In Staunton


August 17, 2022

Thursday, Aug. 9, 1990 -- LOCAL WOMEN DIE IN CAR-TRAIN COLLISION -- A mother and daughter died of multiple injuries when their car collided with a southbound Norfolk and Southern train last Friday about 1 p.m. at the South Madison and East Henry Street intersection. The women were identified as Diana L. Powell, age 47, and her daughter, Donna M. Bladdick, age 27, both of RR 2, Staunton. The bodies were removed to Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston.

Train conductor Ralph Former, who was riding in the engine said he saw the car when the train was less than 100 feet from it. Applying the br...

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